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Walnut & Park Coffee Shop Gives A Second Chance to Those who Made Mistakes

Walnut & Park Coffee Shop Gives A Second Chance to Those who Made Mistakes

Henry Snapp

June 4, 2018

At first glance, Walnut & Park may not look any different to the dozens of other coffee shops found in downtown Kalamazoo, but looks can be deceiving. Walnut & Park works with the Kalamazoo Probation Enhancement Program (KPEP) to help give parolees and probationers the work experience they ...

Cosmo’s Cucina Brings Local Gourmet Food to The Vine Neighborhood

Cosmo’s Cucina Brings Local Gourmet Food to The Vine Neighborhood

Hannah Pittman

June 8, 2017

  Kalamazoo is full of unique local businesses, and Cosmo’s Cucina is no exception. Located in the heart of the historic Vine neighborhood, Cosmo’s is full of personality. It is located on the second floor of a 110 year old building on the corner of Vine and Locust St. The first floor is home t...

Selner Bros. Brings Music and Musicians to the Vine Neighborhood

Selner Bros. Brings Music and Musicians to the Vine Neighborhood

Izze Fahl

June 7, 2017

Beyond Selner Bros. door, you’ll step into an environment saturated with music. Whether there’s music being played from a stereo or a drum lesson happening in the practice room, you’ll see or hear the  sounds of musical talent in every corner of the shop. When sitting on the shop’s couch, you won’t be ...

Open Roads Making Biking Possible for Everyone

Open Roads Making Biking Possible for Everyone

Henry Snapp

May 2, 2017

As a kid, Ethan Alexander relied solely on his bicycle to take him everywhere, even in the harsh Michigan winters. His bike played a major role in his life because of the freedom it allowed him. It became a symbol for independence. As he grew older, Alexander started his collection. He made a major ...

A New Small Business Takes Flight

A New Small Business Takes Flight

Sidney Richardson

February 1, 2017

You walk into J-Bird Vintage and immediately you’re floored by the array of colors and shapes. Decorated mannequins, flowery clothing, obscure jewelry fills the walls, shelves, and counters of the little Vine neighborhood shop. There’s a homey and down-to-earth feeling that you just don’t get f...

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